Betty Dew by Meg Griffiths

Issue 22

We are scribes to our own family history, keepers of particular stories and shared memories; those things that tie our individual personalities together as a whole. We become more aware of this as time passes and we begin to experience the loss of people, objects and even thoughts. We become more conscious of how important it is to be witness. How unique it is to have the capacity to carry with us a collective record of all that has come before in hopes to preserve it for the future.

These images are my attempt to preserve part of my own history. They give witness to my grandmother’s independent yet fragile nature, the simple solitude of her daily life, and the transitions she faces with each passing year.

Meg Griffiths lives and works in Columbia, SC.
To view more of Meg's work, please visit her website.

  Betty’s Landscape 

Betty’s Landscape 

  Petite Mail Art 

Petite Mail Art 

  Solitaire 

Solitaire 

  Remaining Montana China  

Remaining Montana China  

  Inward 

Inward 

  Incarnations of Mother 

Incarnations of Mother 

  Daily Log 

Daily Log 

  Delicate Phase 

Delicate Phase 

  Did You Remember 

Did You Remember 

  Towel Rack Jewelry 

Towel Rack Jewelry 

  Generations 

Generations 

  Russel’s Side 

Russel’s Side 

  Transitional Objects 

Transitional Objects 

  Roots 

Roots 

  Lifted Veil 

Lifted Veil